What assumptions do we make about our patients on a day to day basis? Is pattern recognition helpful when the generalisations we make don’t match up with the truth? Hosted by Dr. Joe-Anthony Rotella, Emergency Physician and Clinical Toxicology Fellow at the Austin Hospital, this interactive session will probe at your own prejudices and seek to debunk any misconceptions you may have of stigmatised patient groups – from the “homeless junkie” to the “weird old man with fibromyalgia”.
Dr Joe-Anthony Rotella
Dr Joe-Anthony Rotella is an Emergency Physician and Clinical Toxicology Fellow at the Austin Hospital and home of the Victorian Poisons Information Centre. Joe has had a long-standing interest in Toxicology and Medical Education. In his personal life, he enjoys spending as much time as possible with his beautiful wife and two awesome sons. He enjoys whisky and his fun fact is that he is Australia’s first Certified Bourbon Steward. He is currently writing a book about Rye Whisky in his spare time (whenever that is!)